Irving, TX – 16-Year-Old Attacked by 3 Dogs on E Third St
Irving, TX (August 10, 2019) On the morning of August 10th, a dog accident happened in the 800 block of East Third Street. A 16-year-old teenager was in the backyard of a home when three dogs attacked him. The accident happened at around 4:45 a.m.
Police officers jumped the fence to get between the teenager and the three pit bulls in an attempt to stop the attack. The pit bulls then tried to attack the officers, which is when the officers shot them. One of the pit bulls was shot in the jaw but is still alive. The dogs were captured and taken to the Irving Animal Shelter.
Emergency personnel rushed the injured teenager to Parkland Memorial Hospital for treatment. One of the police officers also sustained injuries and had to be treated.
An investigation is ongoing as the police gather more information about the accident. So far, the reports indicate that the teen had no relation to the residency where he was being attacked.
We hope the injured teenager and police officer fully recover from their injuries.
Dog Bite Accidents in Texas
Unfortunately, about 30 to 50 people lose their lives in dog bite accidents annually throughout the United States. Out of the 4.5 million people that are bit by dogs every year, about 13,000 of them are hospitalized. Texas does not have a one bite rule, which means owners are responsible for making sure that their dogs do not viciously attack others. When they do, dog owners are held responsible for damages.
At Benton Law Firm, we specialize in assisting injured victims with filing claims after being attacked by dogs. We have experienced Texas personal injury lawyers who have helped numerous clients file a claim against a negligent dog owner to receive compensation for bodily injuries. If you or a loved one was harmed by a dog, contact our office today for a free consultation at 214-219-4878.
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